top Critical Git Security Vulnerability Announced
Yes, I remember those flame wars, but to me at the time it was UNIX against the world.
But having worked for years on minis with files names consisting of 8 characters [A-Z] and 1 level 'directories', I kind of miss being forced to use short file names like DOS had. Multi-level directories are cool though.
One pet peeve of mine is people creating file names like:
"this is a book of my whole life and everything i know.doc'"
drives me crazy
top Debian Forked Over Systemd
actually NetBSD came directly from 4.3BSD, not from FreeBSD, both appeared around the same time
top The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made
Interesting, years ago I had an old keyboard made by Wang (724) which I thought/think is the best. I decided to use it on a PIII and with in 1 month the motherboard went. I suspected it may have been the keyboard but could not prove it. So I think what you said about the 'M' power could very well happen.
top AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough
DSL or cable depends upon your needs and where you live. I dumped comcast for DSL 18 months ago for DSL because the price of DSL is 15% of what I paid comcast. I have noticed no difference based upon my needs. Per speakeasy my download speed is 6.39Mbps (upload 0.8). So I guess I am ahead of the game, glad comcast/AT&T and all agree with my decision. So no need to go back to comcast since they reaffirmed my decision. (note: comcast is only cable provider in my area)
top Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks
I decided why not change the passwords, been a while anyway, 2 of the 3 sites I care about still do not allow what they call 'special characters' (!@# - etc). In this day an age I would think those restrictions would lifted. One day I will try UTF-8 or UNICODE characters and watch the fireworks at the sites. I do not do on-line banking and I have no incentive to start after seeing some finance sites will only accept US English letters and numbers for PWs.
top Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?
my only printer is a FX-100 and I use NetBSD on an AMD-K6 333 mhz as a backup system
top Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice
now I wish I had mod points, should be 'funny'
top 2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase
True enough and I agree, but the original purpose of the tax is to maintain roads. Eventually as electric cars become more popular, some kind of tax should be applied to electric autos so they will not get a free ride. Also one other potential concern, in the summer in the US, electric usage peaks due to A/C were there are rolling brown outs and blackouts. Once there are many tens of thousands of these on the grid recharging in a small area, how will that be handled? Would me as an electric customer be charged more to subsidize these autos ? Thus a double subsidy (gas tax/electric use).
top Microsoft's Ticking Time Bomb Is Windows XP
Sometime in Jan or Feb 2014, MS should send a patch to XP with a nag popup. The popup will state "XP End of Life April 8, 2014. Please upgrade or you will loose internet connectivity". The number of times this popup appears increases the closer you get to Apr 8. Come April 8, all ports on XP are closed permanently.
This illustrates why Open Source OSs are preferable to closed OSs. With Linux/*BSD... one can, if desired and have the knowledge, patch it themselves if they need to run a very old release of a system.
top Slackware Linux 14.1 Released
I think the hardest part of the install is disk partitioning, if you opt for a full install you will have a fully functional working system. All you need to do is run useradd after the install and your are ready. Anyway I understand what you mean by 'useto', for me I am very much use to Slack and haven't tried a different distro in a very long time
top Washington Post Hacked, a Day After New York Times
Dies that mean the Syrian Electronic Army is at the Crazy Eddie Point ?
top Open Sauce Foundation Created
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about a year and a half ago
top GCC 4.8.0 Release Marks Completion of C++ Migration
blacksmith ? You had a blacksmith. Back in my day we would have to take over a village, group people in sets of 8. Hands at the side was 0, hands raised was 1. Bit complement was always fun to watch
about a year and a half ago
top GNOME 3.6 Released
From what I have read, RedHat 7 is suppose to use Gnome 3, one or many articles:
top Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?
lovely slack wonderful slack........
SHUT UP -- SHUT UP
Still using Slackware as my main OS
top Ubuntu Delays Wayland Plans, System Compositor
Please see this for FreeBSD:
top How Many Seconds Would It Take To Crack Your Password?
Well I entered in "Go to my office and look at the post-it on my terminal" and it said that will take "4.97 hundred billion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion centuries"
top Aero Glass UI No More On Windows 8
Many of the arguments here points to the fact having a lot of choice is good. Seems proprietary OSs these days are fast are accelerating towards 'walled gardens'. For instance, I am still using a GUI interface I have been using for well over 15 years, but now on a 64 bit Linux. There are some worry some trends in Linux regarding to GUI interfaces, but for now and for quite a number of years, I will still be able to use that ancient interface on modern Linux systems. So, no matter what the distro you use, it is not too difficult to change to a different Window Manager or Desktop if you really want to.
top GNOME 3.4 Released
same here, I would have chosen funny, thought it was hilarious
top Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?
years ago I ran across this, I thought it was quite good and I am sure it is somewhat forgotten
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